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Articles for January 2008

Show Keen the money and we win Olympic gold

THE BRITISH are passionate about their sport. Yet the place sport occupies in the nation's heart is almost comically unmatched by the place it occupies in the national brain.
For the worst of all possible worlds, press '1' now

While computers are wonderful at some things, they are hopeless at others. It is telling that although they can out-compute humans at chess, they lose at poker.
Big Brother makes a rather uneasy workmate

MORE THAN half of all UK employees - 52 per cent - are now subject to computer surveillance at work, according to research from the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Future of Work' programme. That's a remarkable figure, and it has led to a sharp in
Thank you, readers. I couldn't have done it alone

LET'S START 2008 with a tribute to those without whom this column could not exist - you.